August 3, 2023
Karmapa donates 500,000 rupees to West Bengal for Covid-19 relief
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, has made a 500,000 rupee donation to West Bengal.
Karmapa shares the following message to his students around the world regarding these donations, and the practice of generosity:
These contributions are a symbolic offering of appreciation and support from our lineage. On top of that, I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to everyone around the world who contributes to efforts to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, be it in the form of financial means, supplying food and other essentials, or any other kind of support.
Even the simplest form of generosity, such as offering a few potatoes or even a smile, makes a big difference. Thus, I encourage everyone to practice whatever form of generosity you can – no matter how limited your financial means may be.
Letter to Smt. Mamata Banerjee, Hon’ble Chief Minister of West Bengal, dated 27 April 2020
For details of other donations Karmapa has made, and copies of the letters, please read this article.